Tuesday, 8 December 2020

The Writer's Feels - Bust Your Inhibitions and Get Started!

A lot of newbies ask me how to become a  writer? 

I started with actual 'writing' maybe 7 months back???!!! But trust me, I still do not know the answer to how you can become a writer. 


Simply because I am an accidental writer who was blessed with times wherein my write-ups connected and touched souls. In return, I got soaked in appreciation, a niche fan-following as well as heaps of motivation.  

The passion slowly simmered with my continuous exploration of writing stuff that I love. 

7 months down the line, I feel that writing and I are now inseparable. 

Writing has become a new form of expression. It is now, the language that I speak and understand. 

The beauty of being a writer is that you never feel 'seasoned'. YES. 

We may get confidence. We may even brag about our writing credos. But to the best, writing expertise doesn't stop at a degree. The exploration goes on and on, as every word is new, every feeling is new and our every thought that our mystical mind weaves.....even when perhaps a  millionth time... it is new. 

I come across curiosities on a daily basis when budding writers or writers in the making connect with me on social media. 

They put forward questions like:

"I am not having that rich vocabulary."

"I do not know where to start."

"Can you give me some topics to write ma'am?"

"Is there any course to become a writer?"

These were only a few of them. 

I say, that instead of questions these all are basically questionable MYTHS! 

A good soul told me, " Writers cannot be made. They are born."

That is true. But still, if you have not yet discovered it and struggling with the above-mentioned myths, then read this:

You are a writer. Your thoughts have to be rich rather than your vocabulary. 

If you are able to make simple meaningful sentences that translate your thoughts. YOU ARE GOOD.

We are blessed to have apps like 'Grammarly' to take care of your minor hiccups!

Every writer starts being a reader.   You have to RUN - Read, Understand, and Note.

Develop a habit of reading, understanding the inside-outside context, and make a note of what is 'your' view/analysis on the same. 

It is a human tendency to not follow someone for long. When you do this continuously, there will be a day when you are prompted to come up with your content as a shoutout to your readers!

Oh please! Do not take me or anyone else to suggest to you, on what topics can you write!

Start with something you know about. Start with something you have a strong opinion or feeling. 

Let it exactly resonate with your thought, views, and knowledge. The composition of a writer is not an essay, it is an expression. It is interactive and it is your voice. So you just have to speak, but ..on the paper. 

I am not against learning. But there are certain nuances that cannot be learned through a fixed writing curriculum or a degree! 

Perfection cannot be achieved through a content writing course. Believe in yourself and start with one line, two lines. Your reader is your best teacher and critique. 

So write on the open platform and test yourself. This is the best way to mould a writer in you. You may not be perfect, but you are a learner and a writer in the making!

Well, these were some common questions. 

It was in May'2020, I came up with vibzcontentcart.com. It was and is still my writing meditation space where I love to be whenever I want to talk. Thankful for the love it got. 

It is not just a blog, but much more than that. This platform is open for all the budding writers who want to test their writing skills, seek guidance, tips, and bits while taking their first steps towards becoming a writer. So if you feel, you have a voice and want to connect with your readers, THIS IS FOR YOU. 

I welcome writer-drafts at vibhaguptapro@gmail.com. The categories? Well, I do not categorize your write-ups other than the technical bifurcation. 

So write-mail -publish-share. And there you are! 

Last but not the least, ending today's feels with a quote that celebrates the essence of writing.

Story Telling

  When are you starting your writing journey??!!!

   Vibha Gupta

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